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  • Du Bois's Dialecticsby Reiland Rabaka

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 40.99

    With chapters that undertake ideological critiques of education, religion, the politics of reparations, and the problematics of black radical politics in contemporary culture and society, Du Bois's Dialectics employs Du Bois as its critical theoretical point of departure and demonstrates his (and Africana Studies') contributions to, as well as contemporary... more...

  • I Didn't Work This Hard Just to Get Marriedby Nika C. Beamon; Bella DePaulo

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 11.99

    Through lively and revealing interviews with women from various walks of life, this account speaks directly to the single black woman's experience, addressing unique challenges such as income discrepancies between genders, the high rate of male incarceration, and the "Baby Mama Syndrome." Women discuss the false expectations they face from men,... more...

  • Ethnicity and Gender at Workby Professor Harriet Bradley; Professor Geraldine Healy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Using an international approach, this book demonstrates the way that the intersection of gendered and ethnic identities operate at work and home. It provides an authoritative account of ethnicity and gender at work, and the theoretical underpinning explanations. more...

  • Big Black Penisby Shawn Taylor

    Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 11.99

    Being black and male is serious business, but its absurd contradictions are often too funny for words. In this award-winning book, Shawn Taylor deftly leads us on a no-holds-barred tour of his masculine development, acknowledging some deep but often hilarious truths about black men. This raw and spellbinding narrative, full of unexpected turns of... more...

  • The Death of Rhythm and Bluesby Nelson George

    Penguin Group US 2003; US$ 16.00

    This passionate and provocative book tells the complete story of black music in the last fifty years, and in doing so outlines the perilous position of black culture within white American society. In a fast-paced narrative,  Nelson George?s book chronicles the rise and fall of ?race music? and its transformation into the R&B that eventually dominated... more...

  • Seven Guitarsby August Wilson

    Penguin Group US 1997; US$ 12.00

    It is the spring of 1948. In the still cool evenings of Pittsburgh's Hill district, familiar sounds fill the air. A rooster crows. Screen doors slam. The laughter of friends gathered for a backyard card game rises just above the wail of a mother who has lost her son. And there's the sound of the blues, played and sung by young men and women with... more...

  • Forty Minutes of Hellby Rus Bradburd

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    ?Nolan Richardson?s extraordinary life and success as the University of Arkansas? coach are an important chapter in the history of our country?s struggle for racial equality, with all the excitement of the Final Four. What an incredible journey!? ?President Bill Clinton   Forty Minutes of Hell by Rus Bradburd is an intricate exploration... more...

  • The All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Raceby Stanley Crouch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    In this brilliantly acerbic collection of essays--a New York Times Notable Book in 1995--Stanley Crouch confirms that he is one of the most eloquent and unpredictable commentators on race and culture in American society--something already known to anyone who's seen him on 60 Minutes or read his columns in The Village Voice and The New Republic. 288... more...

  • What Keeps Me Standingby Dennis Kimbro

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.95

    In his previous bestsellers, Think and Grow Rich and What Makes the Great Great , Dennis Kimbro revealed the success secrets of highly touted entrepreneurs, corporate climbers, and Olympic athletes, as well as famous black Americans from George Washington Carver to Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, and Jesse Jackson. In What Keeps Me Standing, he turns... more...

  • Forty Million Dollar Slavesby William C. Rhoden

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.99

    From Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe, African American athletes have been at the center of modern culture, their on-the-field heroics admired and stratospheric earnings envied. But for all their money, fame, and achievement, says New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden, black athletes still find themselves on the periphery of... more...